Bought some new socks tonight and was shocked to read (alas, when I got home) the care instructions. "Hand wash. Do not bleach. Line dry." Hand wash my socks? Are they serious, I wondered? In the first place, it doesn't seem like hand-washed socks would ever really get clean. And they'd have that crunchy line-dried-in-the-bathroom aspect. More to the point: who has time for this? Seriously, is there anybody who does this? Or do they all have personal valets and ladies' maids?
I admit, I considered it for a second. I envisioned myself armed with liquid soap and towels and the bathroom festooned with socks. But only for a second. Of all the realities I have had to accept today, possibly the one that went down easiest was that I will never have the kind of lifestyle that includes hand-washed socks. See you in the laundromat.Posted at January 05, 2006 09:30 PM